More than four-fifths of UK diners find a restaurant’s ambience and service as important as the food: More than four-fifths (88%) of British restaurant diners find elements such as ambience and service as important as the food when it comes to having a good experience in a restaurant, according to a new report. Apart from food and drink, respondents said the other top-ten most important elements to dining out are space between tables, comfortable seats, temperature, ambience, lighting, decor, … [Read more...] about Restaurant Ambience v Food
I have been spending quite a bit of time in Sweden lately. This is related to our work with Caffè Nero and conversion of existing or former coffee shop stores into the Caffè Nero Brand. With this we have been seeking to detail cost and process structures into this market which we might take for granted but, in reality, are slightly alien to the Swedish market. I have worked for Caffè Nero as a client, for the best part of twenty years, and within this timescale I have worked with a few … [Read more...] about Earning Respect with a Process
As a quantity surveyor, you’re involved from the very start of a new construction project, working with architects to identify the resources and materials needed for it. Then you’re responsible for tendering or negotiating work with suppliers, partners and contractors, putting you in cost control of potentially millions of pounds worth of expenditure. Finally, you get to see the project through to the end, monitoring the cost as the programme progress for the works and keeping the client fully … [Read more...] about What is a quantity surveyor?